Mar 272014

Schwinn CycleNav Or How To Get GPS Navigation On Your Bike
Built by the icon bike manufacturer Schwinn, the CycleNav was conceived to improve your next bike ride by bringing GPS navigation (and much more) to the experience!

ALSO READ HandleBand – The Universal Smartphone Bike Mount and Bikepod – The Bicycle Handlebar Camera Tripod.

The Schwinn CycleNav relies on your smartphone’s GPS to find the best route, calculate distances and turns, and the information is transferred via dedicated Android and iOs apps using low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Basically, the CycleNav allows you to navigate via light signals and voice commands (which helps you keep your eyes on the road … where they should be anyway!), while being able to track traveled distances, ride length, speed, burned calories and so on … The device also sports a built-in headlight with a battery life of around 10 hours of continuous usage to help you light your way during night rides.

$60 | BUY NOW
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Mar 052014

Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor by BlueMaestro
The BlueMaestro Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor is a cool piece of home gadgetry that allows you to constantly monitor the temperature inside and outside your home and set alarms based on predefined temperature thresholds.
The BlueMaestro monitor works on devices equipped with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 running on Android 4.3 and iOs 6 and higher (check your device’s compatibility here)
Here’s how it works: first, make sure your Bluetooth connection is set to not time out (some smartphones come with connection timeout setup to 2 minutes), instal the free Android or iOs app, hold the monitor’s button pressed for 1 second (you’ll hear a small beep when it turns ON) and you’re ready to roll. That’s it, no setup, no syncing or any other action required. In a couple of seconds the device will start reading information from the monitor.

Both Android and iOs apps will show you temperature stats and will allow you to set triggers based on your temperature preferences. I find this feature very useful as it can help you quickly identify sudden temperature drops or increases and gives you the chance to take action before it’s too late (think about saving those flowers when you forget the window open in the middle of the winter … this actually happened to us while we were testing the device) as well as smaller differences which, addressed in time, can help you cut heating and AC costs.

The Smart Monitor can connect to your phone for up to 75 meters (that’s about 225 feet) if it has a direct line of sight, is weather proof (can be used outside as well as in humid environments), allows multiple units to hook up at the same smartphone or tablet (you can easily monitor multiple rooms at the same time) and is conveniently powered by 2XAA batteries (included) which will last for about 1 year (you can easily change them by unscrewing 2 screws and removing the back cover).

$48.4 | BUY NOW
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Mar 032014

Oaxis InkCase - The iPhone 5 Case With ePaper Screen
Do you like the idea of having a low energy, e-Ink secondary screen on your smartphone, but you’re too much in love with your iPhone to dump it and get the YotaPhone we featured earlier???
The Oaxis InkCase is what you need! This iPhone 5/5S case (also available for Galaxy Note II) features a secondary screen designed to display notifications and reminders, serve as e-Ink reader for your books and articles, act as picture slideshow, while protecting your iPhone just like any other case on the market. The InkCase connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth with low power consumption and allows the secondary screen content management via a dedicated proprietary application available for free – also check the PopSlate another cool e-Ink iPhone Case, not yet on the market, but available for pre-order.

$125 | BUY NOW


Mar 032014

LG Pocket NFC Photo Printer
If you want to print pics while on the go and you’re not into instant film cameras like the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 and the Polaroid Z2300, the LG Pocket Photo Printer is the gadget to carry in your bag!

The LG mini printer allows you to print picture stored on your Android smartphone wirelessly via NFC or Bluetooth. Snap a picture or select an existing picture in your phone gallery, open it via the free LG Pocket Photo App, hit the print button and watch the magic happen. The Android app also allows basic picture editing, QR code creation with pic taken date, location, and a quick memo as well as automatic upload to the most popular social networks. Works with Zink paper packages available on Amazon or any other major store that carries photo gear.

$116.40 | BUY NOW


Feb 252014

YotaPhone - The Dual Screen Android Russian Smartphone At It's Second Generation
Remember the YotaPhone? The dual screen Russian smartphone developed by the guys over at Yota Devices?
The second generation of this cool smartphone was just announced. We’re still speaking about a dual screen layout including a 5″ front HD LCD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and a back 4.7″ EPD (Electronic Paper Display) or E-Ink screen sporting a 960×540-pixel resolution. The E-Ink screen was updated with full touch functionality and most smartphone functions can be used without having to turn on the main display. The new model of YotaPhone features improved specs over the first model – an OLED 442 PPI front display with 1080p resolution for a full smartphone experience, quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM will allow increased performance with most games and apps out there, 32GB of on-board storage, 8MP back camera, all connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, wireless charging and a 2,500mAh battery to power the system.

While 2,500 mAh doesn’t seem much power for today’s smartphones, the YotaPhone comes with an power-saving mode that completely turns off the AMOLED screen and keeps the back EDP screen going, easily giving you a few extra hours of usage out of an almost finished battery. YotaDevices did not release exact info about battery life, so we’re looking forward to these stats. They can be a total game changer!

The YotaSmartphone will be available towards the end of 2014 and will have a price tag of around $499 US.

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Feb 202014

Cogito Original - The Smartwatch That Looks Like A Watch
The Cogito Original is an analog smartwatch! Yeap … your heard it well … an analog smartwatch!
Here’s how it works – the guys over at ConnecteDevice made a great job combining a classic analog watch with a modern digital display designed to keep you updated with the latest notifications and information from your phone or tablet. The watch connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth (works with Android 4.3+, iOS 7) and displays who’s calling or messaging, decide to take calls or mute them, email and calendar notifications, control music players and camera apps as well as a phone finder feature in case you misplace your phone.

ALSO CHECK – CooKoo Watch, another cool smartwatch with analog watch design; Kreyos Meteor and Neptune Pine Android Smartwatch

While the Cogito Original doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of other smartwatches (think about Facebook and social media notifications, downloadable apps and so on …), it stands apart from the competition by it’s sleek design and it’s impressive battery life – the Cogito smartwatch can run up to 1 year on one replaceable battery. Available to pre-order with delivery scheduled for mid-March 2014.

$179.95 | BUY NOW
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Feb 152014

PopCord Or How To Keep A USB Charger Cable Handy On Your Keychain
More and more gadgets go for the Micro USB charger standard (well, there’s always Apple standing apart from standards and pushing their Lightning plug), so having an USB cable on you to charge your gadgets on the go it’s more and more a necessity than a precaution.

ALSO CHECK – ChargeCard – The USB Cable Hidden In Your Wallet and Cabelet – The Charging Cable Bracelet From Kyte And Key

Here’s where the PopCord comes to make you life easier and allows you to always have a charger cable on you hooked up to your keychain. The PopCord comes in two flavors – the generic Micro Usb plug that fits most gadgets and smartphones out there and a Lighting plug for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPod and iPad. The cable features a clean design, comes in four color combinations (gunmetal/black, silver/white, gunmetal/red, and gold/black) and the two plugs snap magnetically to form a secure loop that can be easily hooked to bag handles, key rings and even jeans belt hooks.

The PopCord is in project mode at KickStarter, it already reached it;s founding cap and you can secure one for an early bird price of $31 US.

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